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Grantham-based team a finalist in nursing awards




A team of care co-ordinators from south Lincolnshire was a finalist at the Nursing Times Awards 2019.

The Care Coordination Team, part of Allied Health South Lincolnshire, attended the awards having been shortlisted in the HRH The Prince of Wales Integrated Approaches to Care category.

Working across the south of the county, the team works to place people at the centre of their own care.

Members of the Care Coordination Team pictured left to right: Rachel Ingham, Sarah Summers, Kieran Harris, Linda Smith, Louise Johnson, Nicky Donley, Dina Goy, Hilda Healy, Ella Asher, Carly Fisher, Denise Holden and Jessica Merritt. (21625577)
Members of the Care Coordination Team pictured left to right: Rachel Ingham, Sarah Summers, Kieran Harris, Linda Smith, Louise Johnson, Nicky Donley, Dina Goy, Hilda Healy, Ella Asher, Carly Fisher, Denise Holden and Jessica Merritt. (21625577)

Kieran Harris, AHSL operations director, said: “Our experienced and highly skilled team of care co-ordinators are nurses who work in GP practices, supporting patients who are frail and may be struggling to cope.

“To best support the patient, the team leads a joined-up and collaborative approach, working with other care professionals in order to focus on the patient’s needs, with an emphasis on helping people to be fit and well, and remain in their community.”

The team’s approach has made a significant difference to patients in the south who might otherwise have struggled to access services, but can now get the support they need when they need it.

“The team’s success was a key part of why it has was shortlisted in the Nursing Times Awards 2019,” adds Kieran.“Whilst the team did not ultimately take home the award, accompanying them to the awards in London last week was quite possibly one of the proudest moments of my professional life.”

John Turner, chief officer, South Lincolnshire CCG, said: “For the team to be shortlisted is testament to the amazing work they do. I am proud of them and send them my warmest congratulations."


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